S E A S O N A L T I P S:
Water Your Garden
For the Mid-Atlantic region, this late summer has been quite dry. So here's a friendly reminder to water your gardens!
Most people think once summer is over, and the temperatures cool, we no longer need to water our gardens. Not true! Plants need water to survive! For new plantings this is especially true, but it is also true for established plants when it has not rained.
An Important Principle of Watering:
The water has to get to the roots of the plant which are well below the mulch. A deep thorough watering a couple times a week is much better than a light superficial watering everyday.
Great Time to Plant
For trees, shrubs and perennials, fall is a wonderful time to plant! In the fall they will be avoid going through the stressful hot summer heat of July and August. Plus your job watering will be easier with the cooler temps as well.
For lawn grass, fall is THE BEST time to seed. Seeding is the fall gives the best results as grass grows better in the cool temperatures. Just remember to water! (Lawn grass is a water hog all year long!)